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What Are The NHS Options

Lengthy And Difficult


Although there is no such thing as free rehab, government funded places are eventually made available to people who show sufficient willingness and motivation to succeed and require intensive support. They are not very well financed and involve a lot of bureaucracy.

If you want to go for this option, generally, you are required to devote a certain amount of time in community-based programmes prior to being considered for rehab. This is designed to make sure that your drug or alcohol use is stabilized and to also test your drive and focus in succeeding before being sent into rehab.


It is significant to remember that this process lasts a long time and that it is complicated, which means that immediate admission is impossible. You'll be required to be present at many interviews and will need to display a lot of patience, as you'll notice below.


Port of Call cannot intervene to make the process faster but we are willing to assist you in getting into a rehab within your locality.


The Steps To Accessing Rehab At Nhs

  • You will need to follow a strict and diligent process that comes with a lot of dedication and determination.
  • Although procedures may differ depending on your area of location but it's more or less the same for most offering the same services
  • Making an appointment with your local drug or alcohol service will be necessary
  • Getting assigned to a keyworker so that they can assess whether you are suitable to be placed into rehab and also see if you require detox
  • A local authority social services care manager or a local drugs service will assess you that is a community care assessment to find out whether you meet the local authority's eligibility criteria for residential treatment or not
  • The rehab will also do their own assessment by interviewing you before you can start
  • Drug services and local authority will at this point work to get funds for your rehab
  • You keyworker will suggest you on suitable options and timescales if the detox is required first and your detox arrangements will be coordinated with your start date for rehab
  • When the financing arrangements and commencement dates as well as detox is done where necessary, you can the proceed to rehab.

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Free Nhs Outpatient Alternatives

The NHS provides several outpatient programmes for individuals having alcohol or substance abuse difficulties.